elec·​tro·​stat·​ic | \ i-ˌlek-trə-ˈsta-tik How to pronounce electrostatic (audio) \

Definition of electrostatic

1 : of or relating to static electricity or electrostatics
2 : of or relating to painting with a spray that utilizes electrically charged particles to ensure complete coating

Other Words from electrostatic

electrostatically \ i-​ˌlek-​trə-​ˈsta-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce electrostatic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of electrostatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Delta is using antimicrobial lighting, electrostatic spraying and setting up hand sanitizer stations, in addition to many of the same processes as United. cleveland, 23 May 2021 And American is working with the EPA and Allied Bioscience to develop protocols for electrostatic spraying of an antiviral substance called SurfaceWise2 that leaves a protective coating capable of killing viruses for long periods. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, 30 Sep. 2020 All aircraft undergo electrostatic spraying before departure and cabin capacity is blocked at 60 percent in the main cabin to help promote social distancing. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, 22 June 2020 And the material properties of the bristles and the design of the brushes ensure optimum dissipation of any electrostatic charge, while also preventing new static formation during cleaning. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 2 Apr. 2021 An electrostatic charge is added to help capture microscopic particulates. Doug Bock Clark, New York Times, 17 Nov. 2020 Some fibers—wool in particular—carry an electrostatic charge that may increase filtering efficiency by attracting particles with an opposite charge, particularly if they’re blended with other fibers (the rubbing creates a triboelectric effect). Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 30 Sep. 2020 Cleaning works best with reusable filters, like this washable electrostatic furnace and AC filter ($24, Lowe's). Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Sep. 2021 During that time oxygen from Earth’s upper atmosphere is transported to the Moon, causing dust storms, electrostatic discharges ... and rust. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 20 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of electrostatic

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Electrostatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrostatic. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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elec·​tro·​stat·​ic | \ i-ˌlek-trə-ˈstat-ik How to pronounce electrostatic (audio) \

Medical Definition of electrostatic

: of or relating to static electricity or electrostatics

Other Words from electrostatic

electrostatically \ -​ˈstat-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce electrostatic (audio) \ adverb


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